Friday, February 27, 2009

I LOVE Vintage Veranda MAIL!!!!!

I my MAIL I GO ALL OF THIS!!!  The ladies at Vintage Veranda sure out did themselves with this RAK.  Bingo cards, old photos, ribbon, buttons, crocheted flowers, pages from a book in German, snow flakes, doily and so much more.  Be sure to stop by and participate in one of the monthly challenges!!!

Another WinterHaven Challenge

WinterHaven is having Leftover Week... here is my card for the Pink Pig Challenge... Stamps used: Arch-Stampington, Pig-Rubber Soul, OHH LA LA-Clear Stamp and Paris-Unknown.  

I love WINGS! 

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

London Times "Worlds Top Food Blog!"

I know this is a bit out of character for my blog.  Most everything I post has to do with crafting in some way.  Food could be considered a craft, it just has perishable components!  

While I was driving to work today listening to the radio and they started talking about a blogger that "The London Times" recently named the world's top food blogger.  There are 50 listed, right here in the Pacific Northwest we have the the WORLD's TOP!!!  Today the "Seattle Times" did a feature story on Molly Wizenberg.  Her blog is ORANGETTE she started blogging in 2004. They tell how she met her husband through her blog.  Molly is also a columnist for Bon Appetit and recently published "A Homemade Life." Hop on over to ORANGETTE I have enjoyed reading the TOP FOOD BLOG IN THE WORLD.  She even has a recipe index HERE!  Molly has some mighty fine looking recipes!

How Awesome is this RAK

I have been entering some of the challenges at WinterHaven and I won a couple of the RAKs.  One was from Nancy Maxwell James from Vintage Papers.  For my RAK I  can select 8 digital sheets from 

Collage Visions the etsy shop is Collagevisions - Digital Collage Sheets

You can get 4 sheets for $5.  They are emailed to you and you can print them over and over again!!!!


Here are the ones I selected...

  1. In Love
  2. Winged Women
  3. Men Trio
  4. Bits and Pieces
  5. Ida
  6. Brothers
  7. Collage Collection 3
  8. Creepy Old House

And they are a high resolution!!!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Count Down to St Patrick's Day!!! Free Images!

QUOTED FROM LISA’S SITE - “As a gift to those who have supported my mixed-media web sites, LisaVollrath.com, Ten Two Studios and Go Make Something, I’ve created a countdown to St. Patrick’s Day that reveals a new printable image sheet each day. Each day from March 1st through St. Patrick’s Day, one numbered block with a link to that day’s surprise will appear.”


CLICK HERE to find them!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Rubber Soul Item of the Week!!!


This beautiful paper pack is from Memory Box. 
I had bought it a couple of weeks ago at full price. 
I just love the papers the pack!  
Check it out at Rubber Soul!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Art Party

Yes... you're  right... The Lunch Ladies are going to be minding their "beeswax"!!!!  Isn't that too funny!  We will be playing with beeswax in a couple of weeks.  So watch for my pictures from the party in the future.

This has got to be the cutest invitation... THANKS Cathy, you always have the best invitations.  Who could turn a party down when the invitations are so sweet! 

Cards for Winter Haven Challenges!

Here are a few cards I finished for the challenges for Winter Haven!!!

the Coloring Challenge using Chalk
the Inchie Challenge
For the Pop Up Challenge above is the outside, below the inside!

This was an interesting challenge. There was an inspiration picture of cocktail napkins!
this challenge was a Mardi Gras Arch!
The Bling challenge
This was a Naked Stamp Challenge... all you can use is ink and stamping on white paper.
I did a second entry for the coloring challenge using Twinkling H2O's

Sunday, February 15, 2009

More finds from recent shopping in Antique stores!

Recently I have been out at some of my favorite haunts!!!!  I love looking through everything!  Simply Renewed and Manette Antiques are the places I found my most recent treasures!

Saw this bike in Port Townsend last weekend I couldn't pass  up the photo op!
I am planning on making gifts with all the Scrabble pieces!
Some times I buy bags of broken Jewelry.... I love the cameo and Jacks that I got this time!
I plan to use these finds on cards and altered pieces.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Stamp Haven has an awesome online Stamping Challenge filled week that is a blast for all stampers called WinterHaven.  Be sure to stop by soon most challenges close on the 22nd!  There are all sorts of RAKS to win... so RUSH don't wait to go to their site! 

Tag Your It - Romance


Rainbow Lady - Fan Challenge

I have this image of a fan that I just love... it is small an is perfect as an embellishment on a card.  I created this for a challenge at Rainbow Lady!

Two For One - GOLD!

Both My Time to Craft and Created By Hand challenges was create something with GOLD!  On this card I have used Tim Holtz grunge board and Stickles the rest is stash!  Please check out other projects from the challenges.

CPS BLOG HOP!!!

Have you ever gone on a BLOG HOP... if not here is your chance.  Join in the CPS Anniversary BLOG HOP!  Start at CPS then HOP from designer blog to designer blog, as you HOP along leave a comment and you will have the chance to win some awesome prizes.... also join in the weekly sketches!!! 

Friday, February 13, 2009

Ooo La La more BLOG CANDY

The Ooh La La Collection is brand new for 2009.  This set CELEBRATES the Woman in all of us ladies!!!!  Created in crystal clear photopolymer from Stampavie. Check out the Blog Candy GiveAway here!



Kaboodle Doodle Blog Candy

Look at this awesome Blog Candy from Kaboodle Doodles!  Check it out here!
The winner will be chosen at random on Saturday 21st February and posted on Sunday 22nd February alongside the guest designer winner.

A few more Vintage Valentines from my Collection!

Here are a couple more I found recently the first looks to be around the 50's,  The second is 1905!

Two For One! Pretty Paper Hearts & Wednesday Stamper!

This is the first time I have taken part in the Pretty Paper Hearts Challenge... Yellow Hearts was the challenge this week.  At Wednesday Stampers their challenge was to user hearts in a different way.  I have "yellow heart" flowers in my garden!

On my ATC's I used Rubber Soul sentiment and Memory Box "Versailles Crest" around edges.  

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Peak at A Few ATC's for a Swap!

The Memory Box Mermaid below!
These are a couple of the ATC's I am sending off for the February Swap at Stampin'D Amour.  There is one more month in this year of Swaps... we are getting ready to start a new year... come check and see if your are interested!

Mixed Media Monday -Romance!

Mixed Media Monday had a challenge and since romantic may as well be my middle name I couldn't let it get by me!

I have used a sentiment from Rubber Soul, polymer clay heart and vintage image from a postcard!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

TONIGHT I WENT TO A CARD PARTY!

Crystal invited a group of us over for Pizza, Cards and Cupcakes!!!!  They are always a great time... She has everything prepared for the group... it is a great evening with friends. THANKS CRYSTAL!!!!  Here are the three cards we made, plus a chocolate Valentine treat!



MORE MAIL THIS WEEK!

This was out first swap at Vintage Veranda!  It was full of suprises.  Not only did we get our ATC's, several participants included RAKs and there were a couple of special ATC's.  One ATC was a "matchbook" ATC (Louise's)  and another came in a Pocket (Kathy's)
Artists starting at the top: Louise, Liz, Lyneen, Kathy and Sarah.
Inside the Matchbook ATC by Louise.

AWESOME MAIL from RUSTY PICKLE!!!!

There was a BIG BOX for me on the doorstep yesterday!!!!! Full of RUSTY PICKLE product and a Rusty Pickle T-Shirt.  This was for the challenge at Stampin'D Amour... Here is the prize winning project.

Adams Family
Capn' Jack Pirates!  ARRRR!
Heritage
Chipboard Rub-ons An Little Chipboard Book
Isn't this the cutest IDEA!  Using a CD envelope for a card!
This was the card in the envelope!
THANKS SO MUCH RUSTY PICKLE!!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Enter Your ATCs in an Exhibit!!!!

CALL FOR ENTRIES!
Quoted from ArtJunction.org 
"Art in Hand: 
The World of Artist Trading Cards

The Historic Smithville Mansion Annex Art Gallery will display the emerging art media of Artist Trading Cards from local, national, and international participants in April 2009.

Anyone can enter from professional artists and designers to those just beginning their artistic journey. 

Entries must be postmarked by March 14, 2009"

Read more about this opportunity at ArtJunction.org


TMTA - MAIL


I found this cute Valentine with both images used above.  Together they were too big for one ATC so I made two!  Check out other ATCs at THINK MONDAY THINK ATC!

Be Mine Contest from Fancy Pants!

To enter all you have to do is "Make a Valentine's card using some Fancy Pants products."  Oh, there are a couple of other things, like make post a link, ETC.  You have until the 14th... so get to it!  (I think Mr. Darcy says that to Mr. Bingley in Pride & Prejudice... I watch it way too much!)

THis was a fun card to create... 6x6.  All papers are Fancy Pants, stamp Tim Holtz, Stickles and a little heart I made from polymer clay.

Monday, February 9, 2009

ATC LUNCH SWAP TODAY

We have so much fun when we get together!!!!  Today was no different.  First we were given our Valentine holder... remember these from your school days.  One year we made decorated shoe boxes with slots for our "Valentine Mail".
Artists: Linda, Miki, Cathy, Grace, Jo & Lyneen
Then we share what we made, what we have been doing what to make at our next art party. 

Little Paper Shop! Sketch with Giveaway!


The Little Paper Shop is giving away one of their new stamp sets from their brand new releases on February 17th!! You have until the 16th to enter.  All you have to do is link a card using their Sketch! 

I am hoping to win so I can add my first Little Paper Shop stamps to my collection.  
All papers are Basic Grey, stamp Hero Arts, silk flower.

ATC LUNCH SWAP!


I will be trading this cute Valentine with my ATC Lunch group today... I used "Sweetie" from Crafty Secrets "Coffee & Tea" clear set and the "Hearts" are from Rubber Soul.  

Don't forget to post HERE for my Blog Giveaway... 
You have until the 14th! 

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Gothic Arches - Hearts

Gothic Arches this week has another great theme... I love the month of February... there are a lot of challenges that have to do with romance and love.  The background paper & heart is from  Fancy Pants!